Six members of a transplant team on a life-saving mission were killed when their plane plunged into Lake Michigan, 6 miles from Milwaukee. The AP reports the team included the pilot and co-pilot of the Cessna Citation, a cardiac surgeon, a transplant donor specialist and a trainee in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. The organs were also lost.
The patient, who may become victim number seven, is in critical condition at the University of Michigan Hospital. A search for surviviors on Lake Michigan turned up some wreckage and some human remains. There was no sign of any survivors. (Read more organ transplants stories.)